Saturday, August 23, 2008

Crown of Righteousness

The other night I was looking at my Prophecy Bible and there is a section that shows what crowns will be given to the Christians in Heaven. One of those crowns was the Crown of Righteousness. Under that it said, "For those who love His appearing." and under that it said 2 Timothy 4:8. Which says this....

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8

Then while reading my Bible I came across these verses in 2 Peter 3:3 and 4. It says this...

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (v. 3)
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (v. 4)

So I started to think of Christians who seem to not look forward to Heaven. Trust me, there are actually some people out there who have more desire for self then with being with God (I read a blog). I know you are probably saying that God is with you. Yes, but I'm talking about physically with us, because when we are physically or spiritually (however you want to put it) with God, then that means the devil is not going to be with us. WOOOO!!!! (OK, I'm not really a shouter, but that is as good as my shout will be on a computer.) So any ways back to my main point. When they are passing out crowns in Heaven, could there be actual Christians who might not receive the Crown of Righteousness? Gives everyone something to think about.

I would like to say more about something I thought about the other day on Christians not looking forward to Heaven. But I want to save it, because I plan on posting for a week or so, blogs about Heaven. I might have a few songs about Heaven. I know I will probably have a message to post and a few thoughts from myself. Also in the coming weeks I will post blogs about the cross, that week or how many ever days it will be. It is going to be known as "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" week.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Are You OK???

Last night while reading my Bible I came across these verses. I have read them many times before. But some reason it really got me to thinking about how some people think they are OK, when really they are so far from the truth.

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

This may sound mean, but this is what I get from this scripture. Don't waste God's time. If you are going to live any old way don't even bother. As it says, "For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness..."

Here is something I also thought about last night. I thought about my grandmother (my dad's mother). Now I know I am not suppose to judge, but her life is what I look at. She use to go to church and now she doesn't. Some may say that she didn't get nothing, but after hearing stories about her life I would say different. It breaks my heart every time I hear someone talk about what she use to be like. I had always knew growing up that she had worked with the youth. Then a few years ago at a funeral service for a dear lady, my grandfather had told a story about my grandmother. On a Wednesday they had church and for some reason my papaw was not going to have a altar call. Well my grandmother insisted that he have a altar call. Well he did and the lady come to altar and got saved. This lady had changed her ways and started raising her family in church and the lady's son become a preacher and now pastors the church close to where I live. And the question goes through my mind, what if my grandmother had not insisted there be an altar call. That lady might have not been saved and her son might not have been called to be a preacher. Also something that I found out a couple of months ago, is my grandmother could quote scriptures. I would love to hear her quote scriptures. Please pray for her.

My prayer is, that if something isn't right in my life that God would reveal it to me. Please God let me never stray from you.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Last Tuesday morning I got up to watch The 700 Club. The 700 Club was having these people that I have been in a few church services with, on there talking about their daughter who was diagnosed with grandma seizures when she was younger. She started having seizures every 6 seconds (I believe that is what I had heard her mother say once). They talked about how God healed her and God not only healed the daughter but God healed her mother and her grandmother (because they had grandma seizures too). Here is the link so you can watch it, Click Here! Go to about the 23 minute marker and it will be about there or so.

So anyways now to the story about Georgia. They started the 700 Club show talking about Georgia. Well the news is something I don't watch, because if I watched it I would get so down. (So I don't watch the news.) They were telling about Georgia being bombed and questions started filling my mind. When did this happen? Why is Russia involved? WHY DID THE UNITED STATES LET THIS HAPPEN? LOL!!! Then it hit me, Georgia was a country close to Russia that use to be part of Russia. It wasn't the state of Georgia. I guess that is what I get for not watching the news.

Please remember the people of Georgia in your prayers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Prodigal's Father

This was always one of my favorite songs, when it was playing on the radio.